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man passed them" riding as Hard
as they. Then he turned and
yelled after them.
" It was Big Bob, and he came
up with his face grinning. "It's
all right. Andy, you got a sister.
Yer ma is sleeping 'like a baby
and the doctor can go back. Yer
pa wa,nts to know how much is
"Dollar a mile," saidthe doc
tor, "comin' an&goin." So the
doctor got ninteiTve dollars for
a call he didn't make.'
As for Andy, he had slipped off
his jhorse, rolled up in. Big Bob's
blanket and was asleep by. the
side of the road. " .
"Please," put in Weedlepipes
timidly, "mayn't we have, a story
which isn't u'it so true, for a
"I got one, said'-.Buddyboy,
"and it's called Dough-ltfutt. But
I wont tell it till tomororw.'''
IN THE LIMELIGHT
Judge Knapp of the commerce
ourt, thinks that a
nore equitable dis-
.ribution of wealth
nay be obtained by
aising railroad em-
" )loyes wages, which,
m?&. ie says, will raise
yages all along the
. me. That fawner
:o solve the econdmic
iproblem before us,"
the judge adds, "then
M. Itnapp ship of railroads is
the only alternative."
A MARRIAGE LICENSE
By Frank H. Williams
"See that'fellow leaning against
the wall over there?" whispered
the clerk in the county clerk's pf
fice in an aside to Fred Ford.
"Sure," responded Fred. "He
has the self-conscious actions of
a man seeking a marriage li
cense." ' 7
"You'Ve7 hit the nail on the
mark,"- Sam Davis answered.
"I've noticed that felloy three
times in the last three years. He
comes from the country districts
somewhere. Once each year for
three years he has been here, each
time witfia different girl, and
made inquiries about a license.
I believe he holds. the palm as the
county flirt. .The peculiar part
of, 'it is that he has "backed out
eachtlme when. it. came right to
the point. I don't expect he will
screw up enough courage this
time to gebthe document."
. "I dn't . know," said Fred.
Look, he's comingT"now. And,
byJTove, see th pretty girl he's
got in tow!"
The youth in question, a rather
raw-boned individual, approach
ed the window with the girl
properly "blushing, hanging on to
"We want to get a marriage li
cense," the youth announced iit.
a high-pitched voice
"Certainly," Sam replied. "jUst
sign here. ' .
Sam and Fred bent over the
register as -the youth affixed his
signature, and read "Ira Fisher."
"I believe I've seen you around